Olive Pomace Oil Healthier for Indians

January 26, 2012
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A new study from India just goes to show you that even using one ingredient from the Mediterranean diet can have several health benefits. According to a recent study conducted by the Diabetes Foundation India  and the National Diabetes, Obesity & Cholesterol Foundation, Indians with metabolic problems experienced significant health benefits when they used olive pomace oil instead of other oils for their cooking (I reported about it in Olive Oil Times). This shows how incorporating certain components of the Mediterranean diet such as olive oil can provide some benefits. So make that first step today: get rid of all those other cooking oils and use olive oil.

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11 Responses to Olive Pomace Oil Healthier for Indians

  1. nikhil
    December 17, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Olive Pomace oil does not give any health benefits and its a fact. Its being promoted in India by those who just wish to make money from the highly populated markets. Hope wise Indians wake up to the ‘dump’ being dumped on them. check the link below

    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/pomace-is-not-olive-oil-and-offers-no-health-gains/1/163770.html

  2. Elena Paravantes RD
    December 17, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Nikhil, Thank you for your comment. The study cited compares olive pomace oil to other oils that contained low levels of monounsaturated fats. Obviously pomace olive oil, apart from the monounsaturated fats does not have the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil.

  3. Neha
    December 23, 2012 at 5:59 am

    I m using olive pomace oil does it have any adverse effect on health
    Should I stop using it?? Or is it better than other oils like groundnut and sunflower that we get in the market??

  4. Subhashis
    January 23, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Thanks for the article . Can you pls provide a link / details on the study conducted by the Diabetes Foundation India and the National Diabetes, Obesity & Cholesterol Foundation . This will be useful as I would like to switch over to olive pomace for daily consumption .

    • manoj
      July 24, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      Nikhil has rightly said that some people want to take advatage of innocent huge population and trying to push olive pomace oil which has nothing infact it is extracted from pulp of olive by solvent which is cancer causing and spain has banned this product.

  5. Vikas
    September 2, 2013 at 8:53 am

    I m using olive pomace oil does it have any adverse effect on health
    Should I stop using it?? Or is it better than other oils like groundnut and sunflower that we get in the market??

    • Elena Paravantes RD
      September 3, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      Vikas,
      Olive pomace oil does not contain the antioxidants of regular olive oil and as a result not the health benefits either. The study is basically showing how it is a better alternative to oils that are not high in monounsaturated fats. Sunflower oil is not high in the good monounsaturated fats.

  6. Bhavesh
    October 20, 2013 at 5:13 am

    http://www.oliveoiltimes.com/olive-oil-basics/olive-oil-grades/olive-pomace-oil/6210/3

    Elena Paravantes RD claims that pomace oil is healthy for Indians quoted in olive times also as she claims then please go to the url given here and one would learn that it is highly carcinogenic a potential threat of cancer.

    • Elena Paravantes RD
      October 21, 2013 at 2:58 am

      Thank you for your comment Bhavesh. I do not claim that pomace olive oil is healthy, I am reporting a study that showed that it was health-ier than other oils that were used.

  7. Taanya
    November 23, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Name the “other oils” that this was compared with.

    • Elena Paravantes RD
      November 23, 2014 at 6:47 am

      The details of the study including the oils used can be found in the link I have provided in the post.

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